Today was an unusual day in that the Birthday Boy, Ed Croft was not the first one up today and in fact he wasn’t even up by the time we left camp around 6:40 a.m. Obviously he partied to hardy last night or “Older” age is catching up with him.
We took off at 7:00 a.m. after our standard breakfast at McDonalds. The fog was the heaviest we had experienced to date. We were also on an Off Route road so we had to be a little extra careful this morning. We ride with flashing red lights on back and I have a flashing white light on the front of my bike. The fog did make it cooler which was nice.
The ride was basically uneventful except for the steepest climb of the ride. It was a short climb but it had to exceed 20%. It took everything we had and we had to standup on the pedals to make it up. A few miles down the road we went into a convenience store and the owner asked what we thought of the hill. We understood his question.
Today turned out hot so a number of the team went to the lake to cool off after reaching camp. Tonight there will be some live entertainment from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. They must know us older riders have an early curfew.